Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Oh, God! You Devil (1984)

Director: Paul Bogart

Writers: Andrew Bergman, Avery Corman

Composer: David Shire

Starring: George Burns, Ted Wass, Ron Silver, Roxanne Hart, Eugene Roche, Janet Brandt, Robert Desiderio, John Doolittle, Julie Lloyd, Ian Giatti, James Cromwell

More info: IMDb

Tagline: That's funny, they both look like George Burns.

Plot: George Burns is back as God, but oops, here he is as Satan, too. A young rock star is ready to sell his soul to Satan, and Satan is all too happy to oblige. Oops! Seems the fellow was watched over by God as a baby, so now the almighty and his nemesis have to duke it out over the soul.

My rating: 6/10

Will I watch it again?  No.

I LOVE the first film and I haven't seen the second yet but this third one is much better than I expected.  I only watched it because of George Burns.  He's hilarious and the best parts of the film are when he's on screen, especially at the end when he's playing poker with the devil (also played by Burns).  That's great stuff.  The rest of it isn't that bad.  It hits all of the right beats for a story like this but it's more enjoyable than you'd think.  It's not that bad.  Fans of George will love watching him have a good time; everyone else might want to give this one a pass unless you want your Christian children to learn what happens when you make a deal with the devil to be a rock star (also nothing but fiction).  The Warner Bros. DVD presents the film in anamorphic widescreen and the only extra is the theatrical trailer, also in anamorphic widescreen. 

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